Monday, May 13, 2013
Watercolors in Very Bright Light
A VERY busy weekend - going to the temple for the first time in MONTHS. Anyway, dibs and dabs of time to paint. I tried painting very early in the morning, but the sun casts harsh shadows and I found that I couldn't do anything! My hand kept blocking my painting as I tried to work.
In a nutshell, this week's work has focused on getting back to a plainer, clearer form of painting, like I used to do with only clear watercolors.
Fewer layers. This one actually had a lot of white in it, so it didn't *really* follow the rule. I tried using yellow and alizirin crimson in the sky.
The sky's a bit muddy, but I think it's okay...
Another thing I never did with my original watercolors was experiment/use so many blooms. I see now how much I like them. It busies it up a lot - hmmm....
This started out to be a book painting. Then it turned into trees. I'm not sure - it looks a bit contrived.
I need to work on folded books again! I'm getting lopsided with my art doing.